Zwetschgendatschi – Plum Sheet Cake / gâteau aux quetsches

Zwetschgendatschi is a south-german speciality, most specifically from Augsburg in Bavaria. It's a sheet cake made from yeast dough that is thinly spread on a baking sheet generously covered with pitted plums. As my family used to live in Bavaria when I was little we made Zwetschgendatschi on a regular basis. Big sheets of this … Continue reading Zwetschgendatschi – Plum Sheet Cake / gâteau aux quetsches

Olive Cake – cake aux olives – Oliven Kuchen

I love savoury cakes as appetisers or for picnics. They are extremely tasty and moist and will go with any wine, champagne or drinks. This is one recipe I have been making for years and it always disappears as soon as it reaches the table. For 6 - 8 people 200 g flour75 g grilled … Continue reading Olive Cake – cake aux olives – Oliven Kuchen

Moist Chocolate Cake – Moelleux au Chocolat – Butterweicher Schokoladekuchen

A recipe that in Belgium every chocolate lover knows by heart is the one for the famous "Moelleux au Chocolat" from the cookbook "La cuisine à quatre mains". Even my husband who usually leaves patisserie to me, knows this one by heart and makes it on his own if the mood strikes! Ironically the same … Continue reading Moist Chocolate Cake – Moelleux au Chocolat – Butterweicher Schokoladekuchen

Tomato-Brioche Sandwiches -sandwiches briochés aux tomates – Tomaten – Brioche Sandwiches

My brother-in-laws godmother gave me the recipe for these delicious little sandwiches. Apparently a French pastry shop used to do them and as they have closed down many years ago, people have come up with versions of the original recipe. This is one that I love! It uses a delicious french mustard that Coleman developed … Continue reading Tomato-Brioche Sandwiches -sandwiches briochés aux tomates – Tomaten – Brioche Sandwiches

Madeleines with citrus hints – Madeleines aux agrumes – Madeleines mit Zitrus Aroma

Being a huge admirer of the great chef Philippe Conticini, I have let myself be inspired by his exquisite Madeleine recipe following at the same time his advice to try different versions and be creative. I think by now everybody who follows me has guessed my love for citrus hints in my baking. Be it … Continue reading Madeleines with citrus hints – Madeleines aux agrumes – Madeleines mit Zitrus Aroma

No bake Strawberry Tarte – Tarte aux fraises sans cuisson – Erdbeer Tarte ohne Backen

I have come across a delicious recipe that looked so good that I had to make it! As always I have tweaked it a little bit to make it somewhat lighter and less sugary and it was a big success. We have done it several times since using also raspberries, blueberries, mangos etc. It's the … Continue reading No bake Strawberry Tarte – Tarte aux fraises sans cuisson – Erdbeer Tarte ohne Backen

Savoury Gentleman’s Torte – Sandwich Cake – Pikante Herrentorte

Quick Links:FrançaisDeutsch Today I will not give you a recipe but a "How to do" guide. I have been asked how to make the Austrian 'Savoury Gentleman's Torte' , that exists in other countries under other names. In the photo you can see the steps taken. You take any bread you like, doesn't matter if … Continue reading Savoury Gentleman’s Torte – Sandwich Cake – Pikante Herrentorte

Chocolate Ice-Cream – glace au chocolat – Schokolade Eis

An intensely chocolatey Ice-Cream that I love to make! Delicious and decadent! 3 eggyolks400 ml whipping cream200 ml milk60 g sugarvanilla150 g chocolate 72% (130 g melted, 20 g chopped) Put the milk into a pan and heat it. Mix the eggyolks with the sugar and the vanilla in a bowl and pour the hot … Continue reading Chocolate Ice-Cream – glace au chocolat – Schokolade Eis

Fruity Traybake – Gateaux Fruité – Obst Blechkuchen

In Austria we have a variety of apricots that has gained EU protection in 1996 and and the region it grows in, the Wachau, is a World Heritage site. These apricots or "Marillen" as they are called are exceptionally sweet and juicy with a strong apricot flavour. They are obviously used in cooking and in … Continue reading Fruity Traybake – Gateaux Fruité – Obst Blechkuchen

Watermelon Popsicle – Esquimau à la pastèque- Wassermelonen Eis am Stiel

An amusing and refreshing Ice Cream to make and share! 1 kg watermelon50 g chocolate drops150 g yoghurtzest and and juice of 1/2 lemon2 tbsp. of sugar2 kiwi Peel the watermelon and chop it into rough pieces. Mix it in a blender and add the chocolate drops. Fill into ice-cream moulds sot that they are … Continue reading Watermelon Popsicle – Esquimau à la pastèque- Wassermelonen Eis am Stiel